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Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning

The original Stone Age Boy resource pack from KS2History.

A two-week unit of work for Years 3/4 based on the book 'Stone Age Boy', with full lesson plans and pupil resources.

Based on the 2014 National Curriculum. The unit uses drama, discussion and debate to help pupils to engage with the text and then gives them the opportunity to write and edit their own Stone Age narratives. There is also a grammar focus on using adverbials of time and place and a chance to develop thesaurus skills.

The literacy objectives covered in this unit are:

- To ask and answer questions about a text
- To use a thesaurus to improve my writing
- To use adverbials of time and place
- To prepare a short drama piece based on a text
- To take part in a class debate
- To make a story plan
- To write my own narrative
- To edit my writing
- To make decisions about how to present my writing

The PDF file contains 10 lessons and 7 pupil resource sheets.
By KS2History

Weekly phonics plans phases 1-6

Detailed phonics weekly plans for phases 1-6. Can be adapted to suit the needs of the children in your class.
By Shakhah

Writing letters

Powerpoint and resources for three lessons on writing letters. Lesson 1 - purpose of letters and examples Lesson 2 - completing letters which have parts missing, differentiated sheets Lesson 3 - writing a complete letter
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Writing Recounts

Powerpoint and resources for three lessons about writing recounts. Includes example recounts and explanation of the structure and purpose of recounts.
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KS2 Handwriting Intervention Programme

This is a step by step guide for an adult delivering a handwriting intervention to pupils in KS2. If you use a different font at your school then you can easily edit this on the word versions of each document, by highlighting the words and selecting your own school's font on your computer. This resource is aimed at pupils in KS2 who are not forming letters correctly and/or who are not joining letters correctly. This resource should be seen as a revision of existing knowledge and is not intended to be used at KS1.
The resource has four pages:
1. Instructions
2. Progression through a set of individual words
3. Progression through writing whole sentences
4. A sheet for the adult to record the child's initial errors, dates and duration of sessions as well as the impact of the intervention.
By J.M.Powell

Instruction writing - Examples of instructions

I used these examples of instructions when starting a block of literacy focusing on instruction writing.
By ruthbentham